Dress to Impress the Planet

Dress to Impress the Planet

December 15, 2020

Many people give plenty of attention to their clothes, yet precious little to what goes into fashion. Consider the natural resources consumed in the growing, production and distribution of textiles. Fortunately for the environment, in recent years there has been a surge in green fashion – clothing made from sustainable materials in environmentally friendly ways. …

Read More
Worn but Not Worn Out

Worn but Not Worn Out

November 23, 2020

T-shirts – you have them everywhere! You wear your favorites frequently, but what about the rest? You’ve got a pile of them that have been outgrown, a bag of them that seem to have multiplied in your closet, a box of “special” ones that are more like souvenirs and a drawer of ones that are …

Read More
Supporting Students & Reusing a Resource

Supporting Students & Reusing a Resource

November 5, 2020

As COVID-19 required widespread school closures and distance learning for Colorado students in 2020, a digital divide became a chasm. An estimated 54,000 young people across the state lacked an appropriate device or internet access to participate in online learning. In response to this critical need for computers to enable student learning, Alpine Bank joined …

Read More
Cultivating Community through Sustainable Agriculture

Cultivating Community through Sustainable Agriculture

November 5, 2020

Alpine Bank Boulder employees love working in their “green” LEED Gold-certified building. They also welcome the chance to get outside and get their hands dirty volunteering at Growing Gardens whenever they can. Growing Gardens is a remarkable nonprofit organization that has brought sustainable agriculture education and food donations to over 136,000 Boulder County residents over …

Read More
The Grand Junction Tower Uses Less Power

The Grand Junction Tower Uses Less Power

November 5, 2020

One of the guiding principles of Alpine Bank’s Green Team is a commitment to continuous improvement of the bank’s environmental practices. This commitment lives large in the Tower, Alpine’s flagship building, which dominates the downtown Grand Junction skyline. As part of maintaining its certification to the globally recognized ISO 14001 standard for environmental management, Alpine …

Read More
When Investing in a Greener Earth

When Investing in a Greener Earth

September 16, 2020

Donating your hard-earned “green” to help make the world greener is a noble action. When you give your dollars to a charity, you want to make certain that they go as far as possible to benefit the cause you support. Charity Navigator can be a helpful information source. According to their website, CharityNavigator.org can guide …

Read More
Be a Natural Beauty

Be a Natural Beauty

August 13, 2020

For some of us living green means avoiding ingredients that can endanger our health. For others living green can mean avoiding ingredients that contain animal products or that have been tested on animals. That’s why making your own beauty products (many of which, when manufactured commercially, are far from green) is such a great idea. …

Read More
From Used to New

From Used to New

July 16, 2020

When you look into your closets, drawers, attic, garage or storage unit do you see random “stuff” you don’t want or need any more? What to do with it? Give it to a friend or relative? Donate to charity? Try to sell it? All are good options, but there’s an alternative you may not have …

Read More
Water, Water – It’s NOT Everywhere

Water, Water – It’s NOT Everywhere

June 18, 2020

One of Earth’s most precious resources is water, so to waste it is a shame. We do, however, often take its availability and convenience for granted. Becoming more mindful of our usage and waste of H2O can help assure that we’ll always have the water we so desperately need in our daily lives. Awareness of …

Read More
Buying Used Versus New

Buying Used Versus New

May 15, 2020

People tend to buy new items before the things they already have are broken or unusable. That means that they replace many items that still have lots of life left. Manufacturing new vehicles, clothing, building supplies, furniture, appliances and other household items when we already have ones that are still perfectly serviceable wastes valuable natural …

Read More

Recent Posts

    Filter Posts by Topics